School is over and you’re leaving for Israel soon! Now is the time to get everything ready and start packing! Here is a short (or not so short) list of things you don’t want to forget.
- Towel Because who likes to share a towel?
- Deodorant Israel is hot, especially in the summer. Do yourself (and others) a favour and avoid BO. Your bus will thank you too.
- Hat Summer in Israel means hot sun and very little shade. Make sure to pack a hat to keep a cool head.
- Water Bottle YOU. WILL. NEED. IT.
- Pyjamas With a long packing list, you might forget the basics. A reminder to pack your PJ’s!
- Toothbrush … and while you’re at it, don’t forget to pack your toothpaste! We know, your roomie might bring one, but it’s always better to have more than one.
- Water shoes Because cutting your feet in the Dead Sea really hurts. Trust us, it’s not on your bucket list.
- Water Bottle And we don’t mean one of those tiny bottles.
- Shampoo Because ocean water won’t cut it.
- Sunscreen We all like a good tan, but trust us, the sun in Israel is strong enough to give you a fresh glow, even if you put sunscreen on.
- Swimsuit Whether it’s the beach, the pool, or the Dead Sea, you will be grateful for every opportunity to take a refreshing break from the Israeli heat.
- Water Bottle Did you pack it yet?
- Chargers You surely want to share all your experiences with your friends back home. But how will that work with no power?
- Underwear and Socks No explanation needed.
- Hiking Boots Israel has so much to see, and each terrain is prettier than the next. You don’t want to focus on every step you take.
- By the way, don’t forget to pack your water bottle!
- “Clean” clothes for Shabbat Shabbat is the one day/ night that you will want to put on something other than shorts and a t-shirt. Use this opportunity to dress up – ideally in white!
- Shorts Embrace the farmer’s tan!
- Pants/ Sweatpants For those chilly desert nights.
- In case you still have doubts, you NEED to bring a water bottle.
- Many t-shirts See deodorant (#2 above).
- Adapters* What will happen when your phone dies, or when you can’t shave, or straighten your hair?
- Camera Because we know you want your picture reposted on Hillel Ontario’s social media.
- Did we say water yet?
*Electrical equipment has to be adaptable to 220 volts and have an adapter for the prong. Equipment on a motor (i.e. electric shaver) must be adaptable to 50HZ
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